On February 23rd at 6:00 PM in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS) join Safe Harbour, the Office of the President, and the Center for Civic Learning & Action (CCLA) for a free screening of 'LIFT.: A Journey from Homelessness to the Ballet Stage'
Filmed over a decade, this documentary illuminates the hidden struggles of homelessness in America through the poignant journey of young ballet dancers facing home insecurity in New York City. Artistic Director Steven Melendez, a former resident of a Bronx shelter, returns to his roots to offer a New York Theatre Ballet workshop to children, only to embark on an unexpected journey of self-discovery with three young dancers. Under the direction of Oscar-nominated Director David Petersen and Executive Misty Copeland.
The event will be followed by a Q&A session with Steven Melendez to deepen the conversation surrounding the film.
Attendees are invited to bring toiletries or personal care items, benefiting the residents at Safe Harbour shelter.